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Katia Bezerra
kbezerra@arizona.edu
Phone
520-621-5240
Office
Modern Language 540
Office Hours
Tuesday, 11a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Bezerra, Katia C
Professor

Current Work in Progress: My current research explores the ways in which a varied of artistic expressions are reshaping the city and redefining the everyday life of urban living. It focuses specifically on the tensions and contradictions that transverse society and the ways immigrants occupy physically and symbolically the city. Selected publications: Books: Representações do espaço público (Special volume). Co-editor with Graciela Ravelli and Teresa Barbosa. Revista Aletria 31.4, 2021. Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017. Vozes em Dissonância: Mulheres, Memória e Nação. Florianópolis: Editora Mulheres, 2007. Articles and Chapters: “Adriana Lisboa: revisitando a cidade a partir de um espaço de enunciação fronteiriço.” Panoramas da literatura brasileira 2020: drama, poesia, prosa e outras escrituras. Org. Rafael Climent-Espino and Michel Mingote. São Paulo: Editora PUC-São Paulo, 2021. “JR’s Morro da Providência Exhibit: A Politics of Cultural Intervention.” Luso-Brazilian Review 57.1 (2020) 58-76. “Milton Hatoum: Redesenhando fronteiras em uma cidade em transição.” De Oriente a Ocidente: Estudos da Associação Internacional de Lusofonistas. vol. IV (2019): 205-218. “The Rio de Janeiro Case: Exploring Geographies of Resistance and Domination. ”Literature and the City. Org. Jeremy Tambling. London: Palgrave, 2016. 419-431. “Literatura afro-brasileira: a produção de novas cartografias do espaço urbano.” Mulheres em Letras: Memória, Transgressão, Linguagem. Org. Aline Alves Arruda et al. Belo Horizonte: FALE/UFMG, 2015. 7-17. Awards: Graduate College Graduate and Professional Education Teaching and Mentoring Award, University of Arizona. 2011 Distinguished Mentor Award, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, April 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, April 2004. Short Biography: Dr. Katia da Costa Bezerra has published essays on Contemporary Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature and cultures. Her theoretical approaches include questions on gender, space, nationhood, memory, urban space, and race.

Currently Teaching

PORT 430 – Brazilian Civilization

Broad survey of Brazilian culture. Thematic examination of some of the major cultural developments. Topics include: Brazilian music, Afro-Brazilian culture, the role of women in Brazilian society, Brazilian popular culture.